You can’t keep a great musician down.
It’s a further return to Piano Smithfield by singer – pianist Liane Carroll, one of our outstanding British jazz greats and perhaps the most appreciated and in-demand musician appearing for our discerning Piano Smithfield regulars.
Long since her recovery from the dreaded Covid pandemic, which forced the cancellation of her Autumn 2022 concert which led to her triumphant recovery Christmas party concert in December, Liane returned for our Springtime 2023 concert with another “dose” of her personal antidote to sadness and despondency.
After her previous sold out shows at Piano Smithfield, she’s delighted we’ve invited her to return in the EFG London Jazz Festival for this Saturday Night Party for what she describes as, “A wonderful venue and such a great audience. I had a ball. I loved it”.
Music commentators are unanimous in their praise.
“One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice" — (The Observer).
"A powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads" — (The Guardian)
Liane’s first four albums all enjoyed four-starred reviews, and, “Ballads” received ***** from Jazz Journal. "Seaside", won CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz Awards.
A winner of the British Jazz and Parliamentary Jazz Awards she received the 2016 Gold award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
She is a regular performer in the great jazz music venues, including not only staring in our Jazz Divas series, but also opening the 2021 series in September at The Pheasantry on the King’s Road; with Claire Martin in their Two’s Company concert at St John’s Smith Square in the EFG London Jazz Festivals; sold-out performances at Crazy Coqs and in summer festival performances across the country.
And to give you a big flavour of what’s in store, here is Liane in a fabulous, streamed concert in trio format, from Ronnie Scott’s in 2021
“Transcendent vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power."- Peter Quinn Jazzwise
Tickets £25 + £1.50 booking fee.
Students £10 + £1.50 booking fee
PLEASE NOTES STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A VALID STUDENT ID.
JBGB Events Present: -
The Best of British Jazz, in the EFG London Jazz Festival, at London’s newest jazz club venue, Piano Smithfield at the Barbican, from Friday November 10th to Saturday November 19th, 2023
London’s newest and much celebrated jazz venue Piano Smithfield, highly rated by audiences, musicians and the media, hosts eleven.
JBGB Events concerts in the 2023 EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring many great U.K. based jazz stars across big bands, large ensembles, quintets, quartets, duos and soloists, including: -
Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, Rob Barron, Elaine Delmar,
Gabrielle Ducomble, Nick Fitch, Harry Green, Tom Green,
Chris Ingham, Noel McCalla, Jamie McCredie, Derek Nash,
Dave O’Higgins, Tom Smith, Clark Tracey and many more.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PIANO SMITHFIELD
The Media Love it ……..
“Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue. I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge - Daily Mail
The customers love it …..
"Piano Smithfield is an easy, laid- back atmosphere built for appreciating the music”
The artists love it …..
“Piano Smithfield is my favourite London jazz venue” — Claire Martin
Close to both Circle Line Barbican and Elizabeth Line Farringdon stations, with easy on street and off street car parking,
Piano Smithfield is a classic basement jazz club, for 70 seated customers with superb sound and lighting, plus excellent cocktails and wonderful pizzas.
In addition to 8pm evening concerts, we are adding four weekend 3.30pm concerts, so customers have time to enjoy lunch elsewhere, or at the many good eateries at Smithfield and the Barbican, and make it an occasion taking in top jazz and all in time to be home for your Saturday and Sunday Evenings
The box office, at www.jbgbevents.com has details of all concerts and is open for business.
We look forward to the prospect of your company at Piano Smithfield for the EFG London Jazz Festival.